"Oil Spill" News

Stronger Storms Test Aging U.S. Offshore Oil Platforms and Pipelines

Sep 08, 2021

Stronger hurricanes threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast energy hub are elevating the risks of oil spills from damage to area refineries, oil platforms and subsea pipelines, say experts.On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it was investigating nearly…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Not from Our Assets, Talos Energy Says

Sep 07, 2021

Following reports of an oil spill in Bay Marchand Block 5, off Louisiana in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, oil company Talos Energy said its assets were not the source of the oil release.'As a responsible operator, Talos has chosen to continue to…

Coast Guard Probing 350 Reports of Oil Spills in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Sep 06, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said it was probing nearly 350 reports of oil spills in and along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Ida.Hurricane Ida's 150 mile per hour (240 kph) winds wreaked havoc on offshore oil production platforms and onshore oil and gas processing plants…

Coast Guard: No Active Discharge Near Reported Oil Spill Sites in Gulf of Mexico

Sep 06, 2021

Following reports of oil spills found along the Southeast Louisiana coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it had conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified for further investigation…

Talos Energy Says Oil Leaking into in U.S. Gulf of Mexico has Slowed

Sep 06, 2021

U.S. offshore oil producer Talos Energy said on Sunday that the rate of oil flowing from a spill of unknown origin in U.S. Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida appears to have decreased.Clean-up crews and a dive team were at the leak site…

L3 Harris Tapped to Deliver USV for Offshore Oil Spill Response

Jul 01, 2021

An unidentified 'leading integrated oil and gas company' recently took delivery of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) from  L3Harris Technologies, a USV designed to help out during oil spill response operations.C-Tug 3 is an 11-ft. USV  outfitted with L3Harris' ASView control system…

Suncor, Transocean Fined for 2018 Offshore Drilling Fluid Spill in Canada

May 07, 2021

Canadian oil company Suncor, and Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean have been fined by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board for an unauthorized discharge of drilling fluids from Transocean's offshore rig in Canada in 2018…

Seismic Data Firm CGG Launches Pollution Monitoring Solution

May 06, 2021

French firm CGG, best known for its seismic data services for oil and gas exploration, has now launched a maritime pollution monitoring solution named SeaScope.'Combining expertise in remote sensing science, Earth observation data, machine learning and high-performance computing…

Two Offshore Workers Charged over U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills

Jan 20, 2021

Two Fieldwood Energy LLC oil workers face federal criminal charges for allegedly separately allowing crude oil spills from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms to avoid required shutdowns.The two were indicted Tuesday for spills in 2015 and 2018…

ARA Taps Coolbaugh as Ohmsett Facility Manager

Aug 14, 2020

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) announced Dr. Tom Coolbaugh has joined the team as the Program/Facility Manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility. He will have oversight of the day-to-day operations…

Oil Spill from S-Oil's Offshore Buoy Contained Off S.Korea

Jan 29, 2020

A crude oil spill from South Korea's S-Oil's offshore buoy was contained off the southeastern coast of South Korea, the country's coast guard and the refiner said on Wednesday. The leak occurred early Wednesday as the offshore buoy's pressure gauge was broken but the source of the leak was sealed…

Husky SeaRose FPSO Ops Suspended

Nov 27, 2018

Operations at the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel are suspended, with all production wells secure, after an oil release, according to information released by Husky EnergyOperations will remain suspended until…

Wood Group PSN slapped with US$9.5 million in fines

Feb 24, 2017

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged Wood Group PSN with criminal conduct, ordering the company to pay US$9.5 million in fines for two separate incidents in the Gulf of Mexico, one of which led to three fatalities in 2012, leaving those involved to face manslaughter charges…

Oil spill off Louisiana

Aug 03, 2016

An oil spill with an estimated maximum potential of 4200 gallons of crude oil occurred yesterday (2 August) from a well owned by Houston-based Texas Petroleum Investment Co. (TPIC), near Main Pass offshore Louisiana, according to the US Coast Guard (USCG)…

Shell, USCG end oil skimming ops at Glider

May 17, 2016

Supermajor Shell and the US Coast Guard (USCG) concluded skimming operations in their joint response to the discharge of 2100 bbl (88,200 gallons) of crude oil at the Glider field in the Gulf of Mexico, the pair said late on 16 May. The joint response mobilized more than 150 people…

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